MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Implementation Special page , Data extraction
Description Allows to export user name and email to a CSV file
Author(s) Rodrigo Sampaio Primo (RodrigoSampaioPrimotalk)
Latest version 2.0.0 (2019-06-04)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.4+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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The UserExport extension allows to export the user name and email of all MediaWiki users to a CSV-file via a new special page called "Special:UserExport".


This extension creates a new restricted special page called "Special:UserExport" with the title User Export which has only a button to trigger the generation of the CSV file. Click on this button and download the file. The data gets exported in "UTF-8".


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called UserExport in your extensions/ folder.


User right

The user right "userexport" will have to be set for an existing user group, e.g. "bureaucrat" or preferably for a new user group:

$wgGroupPermissions['userexport']['userexport'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['userexport'] = true;
Prior to version 1.1.0 of this extension the user right was automatically assigned to the bureaucrat user group.